A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
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1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sen. Norman Grant (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Elinor Grant (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Penny Hardesty Pope (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Stanley Mott (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Leopold Strabismus / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
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 John Pope (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Leisel Kolff (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Dieter Kolff (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Tim Finnerty (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Narrator (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Rachel Mott (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sen. Glancey (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Gawain Butler (4 episodes, 1985)
Les Lannom ...
 Larry Penzoss / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
Richard Delmonte ...
 Ramirez (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Randy Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Debbie Dee Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Tucker Thomas (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Skip Morgan (3 episodes, 1985)
Maggie Han ...
 Cindy Rhee (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Marcia Grant (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Dracula (3 episodes, 1985)
Peter Nelson ...
 Millard Mott (3 episodes, 1985)
Donald Craig ...
 Newsman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Paul Stidham (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Funkhauser (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Victor Hardesty (2 episodes, 1985)
Scotch Byerley ...
 Harry Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
James Edgcomb ...
 Ed Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
Lawrence Lott ...
 Timothy Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Charles Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. McKellar (2 episodes, 1985)
Gerald Hiken ...
 Prof. Anderson (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Raf Perry (2 episodes, 1985)
Mary Jackson ...
 Frankie (2 episodes, 1985)
Murphy Dunne ...
 Lt. Wiles (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Tom Savage (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Cluny Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
Christine Dickinson ...
 Gloria Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Ed Specktor (2 episodes, 1985)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Harry Crampton / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Jeanne Lange ...
 Inger Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
Annie O'Neill ...
 Sandra Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Pierson ...
 Roger (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Weaver ...
 Sam Cottage (2 episodes, 1985)
Julie Phillips ...
 Ronnie (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Commander Blount / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Pomfret (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Jenn ...
 Hans Brenner (2 episodes, 1985)
Lia Sargent ...
 Mia Portnoy (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Brother (2 episodes, 1985)
Sue Strain ...
 Sally Quint (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Morey ...
 Dean Robert Hawkins / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen Quigley / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jennings (2 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Lt. Constance Hall-Tipping (2 episodes, 1985)
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 FBI Agent / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Himmler (2 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Abramson ...
 School Secretary (2 episodes, 1985)
Eleanor Zee ...
 Mrs. Griffin (2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Gordon ...
 CapCom (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jean-Marie (2 episodes, 1985)
Lizabeth Pritchett ...
 Esther Glancey (2 episodes, 1985)
Woody Eney ...
 TV Science Consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Marya Morgan ...
 Anchorwoman (2 episodes, 1985)
Michael Finnegan ...
 Pilot (2 episodes, 1985)
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

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14 April 1985 (USA)  »

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James A. Michener's Space  »

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Apollo 18, the fictitious moon mission that failed, was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (NASA's rendezvous with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft) nickname in later years since it used the Apollo era spacecraft. See more »

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During the launch of Apollo 18, several reaction shots in Mission Control show Stanley Mott and Deiter Kolpf in the MCC room, yet at the same time, through several scenes intertwined with the launch, both men are shown as being on a TV stage narrating the launch and explaining things as they happen. See more »

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The Right Stuff with fictional characters.
29 October 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Based on the James Michener novel of the same name this mini series which originally aired on CBS tells the tale of Americas space program through fictional characters. Beginning with German Rocket scientists who choose to go to the Americans side after the war up to the manned lunar landings. The politics, money making business, careers and romances of those who made up the space program are covered.

The original broadcast was the best version. It has been rebroadcast a few times since but has always been edited in some form or another. A little heavy at times on the soap opera romance bit but still a good mini series. Don't miss reading the novel by Michener.


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